I left office before the GCGP contract was cancelled – Boakye Agyarko

Boakye Agyarko
Boakye Agyarko

Former Energy Minister, Mr Boakye Agyarko has expressed his disappointment in his name being drawn into the cancellation of GCGP contract by the energy ministry which has incurred a judgement debt of 134 million dollars.

According to the former energy minister, he left office before the ministry cancelled the contract and sees no reason why his name is being dragged into the issue.

The energy ministry in 2018 cancelled the contract of energy providers who were contracted to help fix the ‘dumsor’ problem of Ghana by the then Mahama government on the basis of the contract leading the country to incur more losses.

Unsatisfied with the way things turned out, GCGP sought to the international court of arbitration to seek compensation.

They were granted their request of a $134 million judgement debt payment plus an additional $30 million interest.

Speaking on Oman Fm, the former energy minister said the cancellation of the contract was in august 2018, when he had long left office.

He said he was surprised when his name was dragged into it when records available show otherwise.

He said;

“I just realized that they had filed for arbitration on August 11, 2018. This was after I had left the ministry. I never knew they had gone for arbitration. I am told that the government presented itself at the arbitration. How would someone accuse me of cancelling the contract? I have not cancelled any contract, I don’t have the power nor the need or desire to cancel it. I am for what will help Ghana”.

Written by K Oteng

K.Oteng is a reporter and editor for based in Accra-Ghana

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